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IN THE REALM OF THE SENSELESS

POSTED IN: '74 GAZETTE

Jake and Dinos Chapman’s first solo exhibition in Turkey, In the Realm of the Senseless will be at Arter between February 10 and May 7. The exhibition brings together works in the series that are not shown so often such as Hell, The Chapman Family Collection and One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved.

It is an arguable fact that the most famous works by Jake and Dinos Chapman are from their The Hell series. Its original installation was built in two years in 2000, about 5.000 toy soldiers were used in the making. This original version was destroyed in the 2004 Momart warehouse fire in east London. After the accident the artists created an enlarged version with 50.000 plastic figures of Nazis tortured by their own genocide. Other than that, the series depicts McDonald’s clowns in crosses, headless bodies and body parts of soldiers, and other images that highlights destruction. You’ll have plenty of time to see the works that are included in this series, especially the ones that are seldom shown. This list includes Sum of All Evil (2012-13), which depicts toy soldiers, centaurs and fornicating plastic dinosaurs, and Unhappy Feet (2010) depicting polar bears pecked by penguins. 

The Hell

The Chapman Family Collection

One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved